Trion Worlds, the developer behind Defiance and Rift, unveiled Glyph this week, a new digital games service that will launch following GDC 2014 with DRM-free titles and no always-online requirement for single-player games.
According to a press release from the developer, Glyph will serve as "a digital hub" for PC games and related goods from Trion and "hand-picked partners," which Trion began signing to the service earlier this year. Trion is encouraging developers interested in the platform to contact Glyph.
"In the past three years, we've reached more than 10 million gamers, supported 25 million transactions, and more than 50 million downloads have happened across our network," said Scott Hartsman, CEO of Trion Worlds. "This shows that we've got an audience of dedicated gamers along with the technology and tools to meet their appetites. We're interested in making it easier for our players to discover games and developers we want to support, while boosting visibility for those developers in the increasingly crowded world of PC digital gaming."
When Glyph is released in the weeks following GDC, it will replace the launcher for Defiance and Rift.
Earlier this month, Trion confirmed to Polygon that development for End of Nations, which it took over from Petroglyph Games in late 2012 and reworked as "the world's first MOBA RTS," has been put on hold as the developer focuses on other projects like ArcheAge, Defiance, Rift and Trove.